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Come. Explore. Enjoy…the area just south of Crater Lake National Park and be welcomed by the friendly communities of Chiloquin, Rocky Point, and Fort Klamath.  Hike lush pine forests and paddle tranquil waters.  Reel in a trophy trout while you watch eagles soar overhead. There are so many adventures to enjoy, we can’t list them all!  Their popular visitor website has complete information on everything to see and do in the area.


KLAMATH FALLS (31 miles to Crater Lake) – Just. Let. Go! Experience Oregon’s Epic Zipline Adventure. Located 30 minutes south of Crater Lake National Park perched in the National Forest, you’ll discover nine mega long ziplines, rappels, challenging skybridges and breathtaking views of mountains, forest and Upper Klamath Lake.  This tree to tree canopy tour presents three hours of thrilling adventure!  Make it a full day of adventure and join us for our SKYAK Tour that includes the ziplines, lunch and a guided kayak tour with our sister company, ROE! – Real Oregon Experience.   Location: 29840 Highway 140 West Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.892.9477.


KLAMATH FALLS (31 miles to Crater Lake) – Part of the Crater Lake ZipLine family, kids need adventure too!  Sasquatch Hollow is sure to wow your young adventurers. Designed with ages 5 – 13 in mind Sasquatch Hollow is a high adventure challenge course with ziplines, bridges and other fun obstacles included along the way. Check-in and location is at the same location has Crater Lake Zipline. Location: 29840 Highway 140 West Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.892.9477.



(51 miles to Crater Lake) – This high mountain historic lake resort sits beside one of the clearest natural lakes found in Southern Oregon. Rekindle the spirit and family traditions of the Great Northwest with a getaway to this pristine area! One can enjoy cabin life, comfort food, the wonders of nature, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities… summer and winter! The resort also operates nearby Forest Service facilities with camping and day use areas. A true outdoor lover’s paradise, the resort offers catering for groups and is a pemier wedding venue. Escape to Paradise! Location: 950 Harriman Route, Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.866.201.4194


KLAMATH FALLS (57 miles to Crater Lake) – Guided fly fishing, bird hunting & kayaking adventures since 1984!  Explore pristine spring creeks, mountain lakes and wild & scenic rivers. This is the place in the lower 48 for catching big rainbow trout on legendary rivers like the Williamson, Wood and Klamath and wild steelhead on the Rogue. Or, Discover kayaking on water so clear. Calm and blue it’s like gliding across a looking glass. Take a guided kayak tour or rent one.  In winter join them for upland, duck and goose hunting.  Plus, check out their sister company Crater Lake Zipline for another epic adventure!  ROE!  Where remote is around the corner and fun is the destination. Location: 5391 Running Y Road Klamath Falls, OR, Phone: 1.541.884.3825.


JACKSONVILLE (84 miles to Crater Lake) –Discover the Britt Experience! Britt is the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Britt presents a summer series of concerts—a signature mix of classical, blues, folk, bluegrass, pop, rock and country music—on a dramatic Jacksonville hillside setting under the stars. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and relaxed setting in this one of a kind venue. Venue Location: 350 S. First Street, Jacksonville, OR, Phone: 1-800-882-7488. See the full 2020 season lineup at their website.


ASHLAND (89 miles to Crater Lake) –  You’re sure to discover something to love at OSF! The eight month season—which opens March 6 and runs through November 1—includes 11 productions, featuring a combination of new plays, Shakespeare, and musicals that feature the richness of our beautifully diverse community and illuminate our collective humanity through humor, passion, and wit. In addition to the excitement and delight that comes with live theatre, there are also educational workshops, classes and backstage tours led by company members, free evening entertainment for the whole family in our outdoor courtyard and much more. Come celebrate stories and celebrate together. Location: 15 South Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR, Phone: 1.800.219.8161


ASHLAND (89 miles to Crater Lake) – Come explore the Ashland Summer Celebration July 10th – September 25th with themed weekends each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  From music and art to shopping and dining specials and activities for the whole family, you are invited to come discover something new each weekend.  Come experience outside dining, shopping and explore all the culinary, outdoor and fun cultural adventures Ashland has to offer. Visit their website for full details. Location: 110 East Main Street. Ashland, Oregon 97520 Phone: 541.482.3486

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GRANTS PASS (Interstate 5, 96 miles to Crater Lake) – Located right off Interstate 5, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions is the Northwest’s #1 River Trip! Each year thousands of people travel to Grants Pass, OR to enjoy this unique experience trip down the famed Rogue River. Guests are invited to take in the beauty of the Rogue River, jet through the jaws of Hellgate Canyon, experience 360° spins and dine family style at the exclusive riverfront Hellgate River Lodge. Five different adventures to choose from. Season May through September. Location: 966 SW 6th St, Grants Pass, 1.800.648.4874.


MERLIN (101 miles to Crater Lake) Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Lodge (formerly known as Rogue River Lodge) and Rogue Wilderness Adventures have been river leaders for 70 years. In addition to offering riverfront lodging (see listing under lodging, they also deliver exciting and enjoyable rafting, hiking and fishing trips that explore the renowned Rogue River up close and personal. They offer family-friendly rafting-single and multi-day trips, lodge to lodge, and camping trips. Their adventures will open your eyes to extortionary wildlife and allow you to have a cell-phone free vacation. Location: 325 Galice Road, Merlin, OR 97532 Phone: 1-800-336-1647


WINSTON (110 miles to Crater Lake) – This 600-acre drive-through animal park is just south of Roseburg (Exit 119 off I-5). The park is filled with hundreds of free-roaming animals from Africa and Asia. Exciting family adventures include: photos with our ambassador cheetahs, U-feed bear, elephant and giraffe encounters, camel rides, animal shows and camping experiences. The park also offers day and overnight adventure camps for kids and adults. Safari Village is free to the public and includes a children’s petting zoo, educational keeper talks, Safari Café and gift shop. Open daily. Spring-Summer Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM daily, Winter Hours: 10 AM – 4PM daily, excluding Christmas & Thanksgiving. Location: 1790 Safari Rd, Winston, OR, Phone: 1.541.679.6761.


OREGON CAVES (123 miles to Crater Lake)The Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, located off Highway 199 which connects Crater Lake to the Oregon. The Chateau is the perfect setting to leave behind demands of everyday life. Enjoy hiking trails to mountain lakes or choose from various guided tours of unique marble caverns. This National Historic Landmark offers overnight lodging and an authentic 1930′s-style Café serving breakfast, lunch and old-fashioned shakes. Enjoy fresh Northwest cuisine and impressive canyon views in the creekside dining room. The Gift Gallery features work from artisans of regional renown. View the free live music and lecture schedule online. Special lodging rates May, June, September, October. Location: 20,000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR, Phone: 541-592-3400.


OREGON’S GOLF COAST (187 miles to Crater Lake) – On the breathtaking South Coast, the charming and unspoiled seacoast town of Bandon is world-famous as the home of Bandon Dunes, one of the top golf destinations in the world. But Bandon offers far more than world class golf courses. Its charming Old Town and scenic beauty are also unparalleled. Enjoy birding, surfing, crabbing, fishing, and so much more! There are also numerous quality lodging choices. The people who live here love it, and each year, first-time visitors discover why. Visitor Center location: 300 Second Street, Old Town, Bandon, OR, Phone: 1.541.347.9616.


NATURE’S WILD SIDE (221 miles to Crater Lake) – Also located on the South Coast, Gold Beach delivers the Coast as it’s meant to be: Wild and Natural. Whether your ” Wild Side” is salmon fishing, rafting, jetboating on the mighty Rogue River, or the adrenaline rush of windsurfing one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, you’ll find it here. Perhaps your “Wild Side” is just getting away to walk miles of uninterrupted, secluded beaches or hiking windswept headlands. Your “Wild Side” could be watching amazing animals, on land and sea, or capturing nature in a photograph or painting inspired by our gorgeous scenery. Visitor Center location: 94080 Shirley Lane, Gold Beach, OR, Phone: 1.800.525.2334.


JACKSON COUNTY PARKS – Throughout beautiful Southern Oregon, Jackson County operates eighteen parks and strives to provide a variety of recreational experiences at a low cost. It also offers three great home bases for your RV trip to Crater Lake! Stay at a Jackson County Parks all within 75 miles of Crater Lake! Park your RV at Howard Prairie Lake for an immersive forested mountain lake experience. Or enjoy fine arts and upscale dining in nearby Ashland when you stay lakeside at The Point at Emigrant Lake. Are urban amenities and city life your style? Enjoy Southern Oregon RV Park, the area’s largest and most modern RV site, just a couple minutes north of the Medford metro area. All RV parks offer full hookups and power options. See individual listings under RV Parks. For more information on all park facilities, contact the Jackson County Parks Office, 7520 Table Rock Road, Central Point, OR 541.774.8183.


CRATER LAKE COUNTRY – If you are vacationing in Crater Lake Country, you know it is a great place to visit. Why not retire here! Throughout the region there are a variety of great active retirement communities that offer welcoming apartment homes and cottages, fine dining, caring staffs, and full recreational opportunities. It is no wonder we call these independent communities “resort-style.” The editors of the national website have personally reviewed and selected the best Oregon communities to highlight on the Resort-Style-Retirement website.